Kathleen McCarthy

Head Curator, museum of science and industry, chicago

As Head Curator and Director of Collections at the Museum of Science and Industry (MSI), Kathleen McCarthy provides curatorial expertise for exhibits and is responsible for building a world class science and technology collection. She establishes relationships with leaders in science and industry to connect Museum’s guests to inventive technology and groundbreaking discoveries. Kathleen has curated exhibits about cutting edge technology, including Wired to Wear - featuring a range of wearable technology, Robot Revolution - featuring 30 operating robots, and Fast Forward…Inventing the Future - showcasing technology poised to impact our lives. She acquired important artifacts for MSI, from plastinated human specimens from world–renown Institute for Plastination, a “turtle probe” used to gather data in one of the strongest tornados on record and a NOAA tsunami buoy that washed ashore in Alaska. Prior to joining MSI, Kathleen managed other museum, corporate and private collections.

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